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DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip: Facts & Favourites

DJ Flugvél Og Geimskip: Facts & Favourites

Published June 17, 2015

Photos by
Saga Sig
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Born in: “I was born in Reykjavík. But there’s been all this proof appearing that I might be from Atlantis, or at least have visited there in a previous life. Like, people near me keep mentioning Atlantis, or some café has pictures of Atlantis, or someone starts talking about Atlantis…”

violin

Studied: “I studied visuals arts at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. I was like, I’m going to have a musical painting or musical sculptures! My final show was an outer space zoo. I made life-sized animals. I had to go and feed them at 3pm each day, like in a zoo, and people could come there and watch. I would go there with the Casio and the violin and make music for them. Because they ate music. And when they ate the music, their eyes would glow because they were so happy.”

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Favourite food: “My favourite food is roasted bread—ristað brauð! You know. When you take the bread and put it in a toaster. Toast!”

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Favourite planet: “Jupiter. It sounds like the most party planet. It’s colourful. And it’s the biggest. The most colours, the most party, and a cool name. And moons that you can live on! I think you can, at least.”

shrimp

Favourite animal: “It is, of course, a snake. But I have a new one! It’s called mantis shrimp. We have three types of cones in our eyes to see colour, but the mantis shrimp has sixteen! And it has antennae, or teeth maybe, that can move so fast that it makes electricity, right in the bottom of the ocean! And it’s so colourful. So it’s down there, seeing everything in a scrillion colours, and making lightning in the ocean. Oh, and Pomeranian dogs. Very small! Very cute! And they walk like a toy.”

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Favourite place in Reykjavík: “I have a favourite hidden place. It’s at the top of a building. It’s the best secret place, because nobody goes up to the top of a building to see if you are there. But I’m not telling you where! It’s a secret!”

Favourite place in Iceland: “Mjóifjörður. It’s very beautiful. And… very nice to drive there. And… very nice people. And… good to be there in a tent. And… there are not many tourists there. And… it’s always sunshine there. And… when I talk about it to people they have not been there—it’s like a secret paradise.”

mpc

Favourite piece of equipment: “The MPC is my favourite, because it can do everything. And also the Casio keyboard, because it makes the funniest sounds. Sometimes I just pick the funniest sounds a keyboard can make.”

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